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Yingli posts drop in third-quarter revenue, narrows net loss

Yingli PV module production

The Chinese PV group continued to see strong demand for modules from China and Japan as well as from emerging markets, which increased by some 17% quarter over quarter.


Trina boosts sales, proift in third quarter

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao says the company continued to meet or exceed financial and performance targets despite foreign exchange fluctuations and weaker demand in Europe.


Global PV installed capacity to treble to over 400 GW by 2020

Japan.

A new report from GlobalData forecasts global installed PV capacity to reach 413.98 GW by 2020 – representing a trebling in size from 2013.


Dominion buys Canadian Solar plant in California

Lancaster, California

With the addition of the West Antelope Solar Park in northern Los Angeles County, Dominion now has 344 MW of solar generating capacity in development, under construction or in operation across six U.S. states.


Fraunhofer CSE installs first 'Plug and Play' PV system

Fraunhofer CSE residential rooftop Plug and Play PV System

The R&D laboratory says once the residential rooftop PV system is commercially available, homeowners will be able to purchase and install the system as easily as installing a washer and dryer.


8minutenergy Renewables, Gestamp Solar to build 30 MW solar farm in California

8minutenergy Renewables' 66.5 MW-dc Chocolate Mountains Solar Farm in Imperial County, California.

The latest addition to the companies' Midway Solar Farm project in Imperial County will supply more than 10,600 Southern California households.


SunEdison, Renova Energia to develop 1 GW of utility-scale solar in Brazil

Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil

As part of the joint venture agreement, SunEdison will supply solar modules and trackers for four initial projects totaling 106.9 MW in Bahia. The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) will finance construction.


Analysis: Bluestar Elkem's REC Solar Group play

REC Solar in Singapore.

Monday's news that China's Bluestar Elkem looks set to purchase Norway's REC Solar ASA came as somewhat of a surprise to the PV industry, but the moves makes sense. Analysts say that it allows REC Solar ASA the capital to grow...


Swiss PV grows but FIT cuts push market towards self-consumption

Swiss flag

The Alpine country's unusual solar PV remuneration system obliges households and other small power producers to trade energy on the market while allowing bigger investors piece of mind through the FIT scheme. The usual practice...


Chinese-owned Elkem to buy REC Solar

REC Solar's production facilities in Singapore.

Bluestar Elkem, a division of the state-owned China National Chemical Corporation, has made an offer to buy the Norwegian PV module manufacturer for $640 million in a move that could secure a European beachhead for a major...


Yingli to supply 300 MW Neoen PV plant in France

Cestas, Bordeaux, France

Yingli Solar will provide 120 MW of solar panels for the 300 MW project in South West France. The plant will provide electricity at around $130 per megawatt hour -- well below the $145 per MWh the U.K government will pay for...


Hanwha SolarOne achieves record third-quarter shipments while redudcing net loss

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne on Friday reported record third-quarter shipments and an increase in revenue despite lower overall prices. While the Shanghai-based PV manufacturer remained in the red, it nevertheless managed to cut its loss by...


Conergy to add 41 MW of solar capacity in Philippines

San Carlos solar plant, Philippines

The Hamburg-based company will build the new plants on the Philippine island of Negros for San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. (SaCaSol), a joint venture between European-based investment and advisory firm ThomasLloyd and Bronzeoak...


Tesla looking to build battery fab in Germany, in talks to partner with BMW

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, Elon Musk called for a greater commitment to battery development from German automakers, arguing that large-scale battery production would lead to lower prices for electric cars.


US installs only 31 MW of utility-scale solar in October

The latest figures from the U.S. government show a particularly slow month for solar PV in October, as part of lagging utility-scale PV market in 2014.


UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


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